The Steigenberger Omar El Khayam is the jewel in the crown of Steigenberger’s new fleet of cruise ships. It has no fewer than 80 cabins, including 68 double cabins, four Royal Suites and eight Grand Suites. Accommodation sizes are 24 m², 35 m², 25 m² or 70 m² depending on category. All cabins are equipped with their own balcony and feature large panoramic sliding windows offering views out over the Nile. Passengers also enjoy the use of bathrooms with both bathtub and shower and video channels broadcast by the ship’s own satellite reception system. Individually adjustable air conditioning systems have been installed in all the rooms. The cabins and suites are decorated in bright shades of cream and beige brown whilst dark wooden furniture and deep red colour details combine to create a luxurious atmosphere. The main restaurant on board, “Abu Nawas”, serves up first-class gourmet cuisine. Guests can also relax in the lounge bars “Bashawat” and “Mamlouk”. The sun terrace of the six-storey ship has a swimming pool, a whirlpool and a pool bar. A further whirlpool can be found in the on-board Cleopatra Spa, which also contains a modern gym and three separate massage rooms.
The Steigenberger Legacy and Steigenberger Minerva are the two new Nile cruise ships in the fleet. Both extend over five storeys and have two luxury suites as well as offering 74 and 75 double cabins respectively. Accommodation is arranged across the lower four decks of the liners. Room decorations feature the same cream and beige hues, deep red colour highlights and dark woods found on the Omar El Khayam, the latter two aspects reflecting the typical oriental flair of Egypt. All cabins have individually adjustable air conditioning, satellite reception, on-board video channels, a minibar, a safe and private bathrooms. The Steigenberger Legacy and the Steigenberger Minerva are also able to fulfil any culinary requirement passengers may have. The menus in the main restaurants on both vessels include everything from regional dishes to international specialities and offer something for everyone. There are fresh water swimming pools, these being located on the top decks of the ships together with a pool bar and a sun terrace in the case of both liners.
The Steigenberger Minerva and the Steigenberger Legacy travel the River Nile between Luxor and Aswan and offer trips with a choice of three, four or seven overnight stays. The Steigenberger Omar El Khayam operates on Lake Nasser between Aswan and Abu Simbel and can be reserved for cruises of three or four nights’ duration.